Calanthe engleriana Kraenzl. 1905 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe SERIES Triplicata

Inflorescence and side view of flower Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Engler's Calanthe [German botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm] wide

Found in Papua New Guinea in humus in montane forests at elevations around 50 to 200 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with close set, small pseduobulbsa carrying 5 to 8, plicate, many nerved, oblong-lanceolate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate basae leaves that blooms in the late spring through fall on an elongate, peduncle terete, rachis to 12" [30 cm] long, overall to 44" [110 cm] long, moderately densely many flowered inflorescence with persistent, ovate-oblong floral bracts and carrying spreading, successively opening flowers.

Synonyms Calanthe latissimifolia R.S.Rogers 1925

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/1985 drawing fide!; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;